We have found that people thinking of visiting or moving to Shrewsbury have a look at the Church scene before they decide to move. Having shown you what our Church is like, here is a whistle stop tour of the undiscovered gem that is Shrewsbury, and surrounding area.
Shrewsbury is a lovely medieval town built within a loop of the River Severn, so the river and its bridges are focal points. Shrewsbury is now an important regional county town of over 70,000 people surrounded by many rural villages and with smaller market towns nearby.
There are over 660 listed buildings of historical significance in Shrewsbury, including many black and white examples from the 15th and 16th century.
Many of these now serve as shops, restaurants and bars. The town definitely has lots of character!
Welsh Bridge was on the welsh side of town (the welsh border being 9 miles away) while English Bridge (top of page) is less than 5 minutes walk from The Barnabas Centre.
Shrewsbury Castle was founded in 1074 by Roger De Montgomery and now houses a museum.
Shrewsbury has always been an influential border town and we want to see Churches established across the borderlands of England and Wales.
In the centre of Shrewsbury, alongside the river, lies the 29 acre Quarry Park, with the Dingle (pictured) at the centre. Home of the Shrewsbury Flower Show (In the Guiness book of records as the longest running flower show in the world), and used for many public events during the year. Definitely a good place to go for a picnic after Church, being a ten minute walk from Barnabas Church Centre.
Shrewsbury is a bright and green town, winner of the much coveted "Britain in Bloom" award.
Shrewsbury is a lovely town in a beautiful county.
If you are considering moving here let us know and we can help to advise you and offer hospitality as you visit.
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